acquires Play Magnus Group

Magnus Carlsen

On December 16, 2022,, the world’s largest chess website, announced the successful acquisition of Play Magnus Group, a leading chess entertainment and education company. This acquisition includes popular brands such as Chess24, AimChess, New In Chess, Chessable, GingerGM, Everyman Chess, MagnusAcademy and With this acquisition, solidifies its position as the go-to destination for all things chess and furthers its mission to make the world a smarter place through the game of chess.

The proposed acquisition was initially announced on August 24, 2022, and was unanimously recommended by Play Magnus Group’s board. After receiving regulatory and shareholder approval, the acquisition officially closed on December 16, 2022. By sheer coincidence, on the same day, reached an impressive 100 million members, another major milestone in the site’s history.

Play Magnus Group, founded in 2013, has the goal of making the world a smarter place through chess. They established the popular Champions Chess Tour and a suite of entertainment and learning chess products. With this acquisition, and Play Magnus Group will continue to work together to promote the game of chess and make it accessible to more people around the world.

As part of the acquisition, Magnus Carlsen, widely considered the world’s greatest chess player, has signed on as a ambassador. He will be competing regularly in events such as the Speed Chess Championship. On December 18, 2022, Carlsen contested the 2022 Speed Chess Championship Final, which was a thrilling, down-to-the-wire performance against Hikaru Nakamura. More than 200,000 viewers tuned in to watch this highly anticipated matchup.

In addition to the 2023 Speed Chess Championship, Carlsen is also expected to compete in the PRO Chess League, Bullet Chess Championship, regular Titled Tuesdays, and more. is thrilled to welcome the world’s greatest chess player to the 2023 tournament season.

As the world’s largest chess site, has a community of more than 100 million members from around the world playing more than 10 million games every day. With the addition of Play Magnus Group, continues to provide a platform for players of all skill levels to improve their game, connect with other players, and participate in exciting tournaments and events.

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